Summer Reading Club

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Week 6 of SRC: Last week of programs!

Spy School is on August 10th at 4 pm. Come to the library and learn what it takes to be a spy. Leave with a certificate and official spy badge!

Colour Catastrophe is on August 13th at 2 pm. We will be making slime and having an altogether colourful time. Please register by calling or emailing!


Save the Date: August 25th

Summer Reading Club officially comes to a close on August 25th at 1:30 pm. We will be hosting a medal ceremony for the kids who have completed the 50-day Reading Challenge! If you cannot attend the ceremony, you can pick up your medal anytime at the library.

At 2 pm Pico’s Puppet Palace will put on an amazing show for us! So stay after the medal ceremony of come by at 2 pm to see what crazy adventures Pico is going on.


Photos from this summer!

What is SRC?

BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program encourages reading throughout the summer and engages children (ages 5-14 years old). Summer Reading Club is a fun, educational, inclusive and community-oriented program that began over 30 years ago. This years programs will include crafts, games, activities, and more!

This year’s BC Summer Reading Club community and connection-based theme is called All Together Now! It features artwork by Vancouver-based illustrator and artist Elaine Chen.

How to Register

SRC includes a 50 day reading challenge where kids track their reading for 50 days to win a medal at the end of the summer! Throughout the 50 day challenge kids can collect stickers for every 7 days of reading and enter draws for prizes. Come register and pick up your booklet starting June 15th.

Our weekly SRC programs will begin in July so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get reminders and updates.

Online Options

Like in recent years, you can also participate online with the BC SRC reading tracker app and weekly online activities, videos, contests, quizzes, and more. Click here to find out more and sign up for SRC Online.

The BC Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) and local public libraries, with funding assistance from Public Libraries Branch, BC Ministry of Municipal affairs, and CUPE BC.